Diggings 13 February 2021

  From ‘moonscape’ to emission offsets: the farmers breaking new ground Bureaucratic red tape is a minefield for farmers, middlemen can take a hefty slice of the carbon credits sold to the government, and the Climate Solutions Fund approves only a narrow band of soil management techniques available to croppers and graziers. Because most farms …

Diggings 7 February, 2021

Pictured is the anyakngarra fruit, which has a fleshy section (now dried and fibrous) a hard nutshell and multiple white seeds (or nuts) inside. Author provided to The Conversation. Burnt ancient nutshells reveal the story of climate change at Kakadu — now drier than ever before Archaeological research provides a long-term perspective on how humans survived …

Diggings 23 January 2021

Yes, several friends verified that this is indeed happening in Oz supermarkets Welcome to Restaurantland. What We Miss Out on When We Miss Out on Dining Out Given that eating is a powerfully charged social act—it is a quotidian act that governs your interface with the world, quite literally one of the primary ways that the …

Diggings 12 Dec 2020

Australia has an ugly legacy of denying water rights to Aboriginal people. Not much has changed Golding Dec 2020 Water management in the Murray-Darling Basin has radically changed over the past 30 years. But none of the changes have addressed a glaring injustice: Aboriginal people’s share of water rights is minute, and in New South Wales …